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Shirley Robertson Sailing Podcast: Francois Gabart

Francois Gabart

Shirley Robertson's guest on the latest episode of her podcast is the remarkable French around-the-world record-setting skipper, Francois Gabart. Gabart is one of the stars of the offshore sailing world - the youngest ever winner of the solo offshore marathon the Vendee Globe, Francois also holds the title for the fastest

Ultim 32/23: Cammas and Caudrelier steal last minute victory and new Fastnet Race record

Ultim 32/32

Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier – the illustrious French dynamic duo in charge of the Gitana Team Ultim multihull Maxi Edmond de Rothschild – are celebrating today after snatching a last-minute win in the 605-mile Rolex Fastnet Race. Despite running aground soon after the start in Cowes, England on Saturday and

MACIF Route du Rhum training

MACIF Route du Rhum training

Indulge yourselves with this prolonged piece of delicious Ultim 32/23 video action from François Gabart and the MACIF team as they work the boat up for the forthcoming showdown between the world's fastest maxi trimarans – Sébastien Josse on Gitana Team's Edmond de Rothschild 17, Thomas Coville on Sodebo, Francis

Ultim 32/23 trimarans face off

Ultim 32/23 trimarans face off

The Ultim monster trimarans of Gitana Team, Macif and Banque Populaire have been mixing it up in Northern Europe in the run up to their first major competitive confrontation in the Route du Rhum singlehanded race at the end of October. Take a quick look at the action from on board